_ Fortunately (or unfortunately?) my left brain/right brain are relatively balanced. Having lived with this brain for over 5 decades, I will tell you it has been a blessing and a curse. Because our left brain is the artistic/creative side, my art is sometimes restrained by the right side. Knowing this, I try to compensate by purposely doing things that go against what the right side of my brain is telling me.
I have been doing some form of art as long as I can remember. I’m sure having coloring books affected my approach to art . . . starting with outlined pictures to color in couldn’t help but influence my hesitation as an adult to “color outside the lines”. But the older I get the more I want to get outside the box.
My first expression of art was photography and it has remained the one consistent expression of my art. But in recent years, I have spent more time drawing the human form.
A frequent subject of my art is nature. I grew up on a farm and so my formative years were in the midst of nature . . . from animals to plants. I am always looking for photo opportunities, sometimes they turn up when I least expect it. I’ve learned to have a camera with me at all times. Most of my favorite pictures were unplanned and taken on the spur of the moment. With nature it’s hard to plan ahead, you never know when a hummingbird will sit still long enough for you to capture the moment.
Besides photographing nature, I also do au naturel photography and life drawing. I believe the human body is a wondrous thing and use my art to celebrate its wonder and beauty.
Latest news . . . the photograph shown about got juried into the show Merely Posing. The show is up the month of May at Paper Birch Landing, 3740 Broadway, KC MO.
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